Coromandel Peninsula
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Our most recommended Coromandel Peninsula Day Trips

  • Whitianga: 3-Hour Sailing Trip to Cathedral Cove with Swim

    1. Whitianga: 3-Hour Sailing Trip to Cathedral Cove with Swim

    Delight in a 3-hour sailing trip from Whitianga and see the iconic sights of Mercury Bay and Cathedral Cove. Lend a hand with the sailing or simply sit back and relax on comfy beanbags and admire the picturesque scenery. Meet your guide in Whitianga just before 9:30 AM and board the Fully Charged, a fully-equipped cruising catamaran. After a short introductory session to the boat's main facilities and safety systems, set sail out to the calm waters of the bay. As you sail, spot the area's most notable sights with the help of your guide before dropping anchor for 30 minutes at Cathedral Cove. Swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the wonderful sea life, or simply chill out onboard and soak up the scenery. The tour concludes back at the starting point in Whitianga. The morning tour option includes freshly-brewed coffee, chilled organic juice, and a freshly-baked snack. The afternoo...

    This was such a lovely adventure. Friendly crew and we were so relaxed, hanging out on the bean bags and enjoying the magnificent scenery around us. The quick dip and snorkel was so cool, saw the most beautiful fish. And a hot cup of coffee with delicious home made banana bread to top it of...

  • Coromandel Peninsula: Full Day Canyoning Adventure

    2. Coromandel Peninsula: Full Day Canyoning Adventure

    Your canyoning adventure departs from the Thames Visitor Information CENTR in the morning. Upon arrival at the Coromandel Peninsula valley floor, meet your guides for the day and listen to a brief talk about the history of the area as well as fascinating insight about the region’s pre-european logging industry. After your introduction session, begin your ascent to the top of the river and into the canyon. At the summit, take a moment to catch your breath and admire the sprawling views across the surrounding landscape. Next, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and watch your guide share some important safety information as well as a short abseiling session and tradition Karakia prayer. Then it’s time for the real fun to begin as you drop over the first 30-meter waterfall and glide across the canyon wall. Feel the thrill of adrenaline as you slide down 10 waterfalls, swim thr...

  • From Auckland: Coromandel Peninsula Full-Day Tour

    3. From Auckland: Coromandel Peninsula Full-Day Tour

    Explore the pristine white-sand beaches, lush native forests, and breathtaking natural formations of the Coromandel Peninsula on a full-day tour from Auckland. Hike through beautiful forest to the rugged coastline and marvel at the views of Cathedral Cove. Get up close to this cathedral-like arched cavern, featured in the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Dig your own shallow thermal pool in the tidal area of the beach and let yourself soak in a 60-degree bath on Hot Water Beach. Marvel at the spectacular views and the ever-changing landscape and stop en route to take magical photos. Travel throughout in air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle, on a small group tour and accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Make full use of your day as you hike, soak and swim and explore Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove.

  • Auckland: Coromandel Geothermal Dip and Dine Scenic Flight

    4. Auckland: Coromandel Geothermal Dip and Dine Scenic Flight

    This extraordinary package includes return flights to Whitianga from Ardmore Airport Auckland, where you will enjoy a 90-minute Geo-Thermal Pool entry and a 1-course meal. Everything will be taken care of from return taxi services from Whitianga Airport to complimentary slippers, robes, and locker rentals. Your experienced pilot will offer expert commentary on all the sights on the ground as you make your way to and from Whitianga. Enjoy this perfect city escape with your loved ones. Take in incredible views from the clouds as you travel to a beautiful paradise where over 16,000-year-old mineral water springs emerge from 667 meters below ground.

  • Auckland: Coromandel Scenic Flight with 2-Course Lunch

    5. Auckland: Coromandel Scenic Flight with 2-Course Lunch

    Travel to the Coromandel in the clouds for your own private delicious 2-course lunch with a drink included. Admire the incredible views of the Coromandel Peninsula from above and hear interesting commentary from your professional pilot. This is sure to become a memory of a lifetime. With an extraordinary combination of a unique bird’s eye view from above Auckland all the way to the Coromandel and a beautifully prepared meal you and your partner or group will be sure to have a treasured shared memory. An experienced pilot that has done over 100 scenic flights from Coromandel and back and will offer expert guidance of all the sights on the ground as you make your way to and from your destination.

  • From Auckland: Small Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Tour

    6. From Auckland: Small Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Tour

    First, enjoy the 90-minute drive to the charming town of Thames, where you will take a short break. Then, hit the road again and take in the spectacular views along New Zealand’s west coast. You will then stop in at the Coromandel Township where the renowned potter, Barry Brickell, had his studio. Ride on his personally designed mountain railway system, on a memorable journey through the rugged landscape. Next, stop for a quiet stroll in pristine rainforest and see some magnificent kauri trees, which once covered the Coromandel Peninsula. The journey continues across the mountain divide and descends towards the east coast beaches where you will stop for lunch. Visit the amazing Hot Water Beach, where hot water bubbles to the surface of the sand. Dig your own hot tub right next to the lapping waves.   Then, visit Cathedral Cove, where the water washes through a natural arch onto a white...

  • Whitianga: Scenic Flight on Coromandel Peninsula

    7. Whitianga: Scenic Flight on Coromandel Peninsula

    Discover the Coromandel Peninsula from a unique aerial perspective with a scenic flight over Mercury Bay. Departing from the coastal town of Whitianga, head north to Matarangi, Whangapoua, and New Chums Beach.

    Travel along the coast with stunning views of the Great Mercury Islands, Opito Bay, and Great Barrier in the distance. Fly over white-sand beaches, high clifftops, as well as secluded bays and coves only visible by plane or boat.

    From there, continue down the coast to Hahei and Hot Water Beach. Finally arrive at the critically-acclaimed Cathedral Cove and fly over Cooks Beach before heading back to Whitianga.

  • Auckland: Coromandel, Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach Tour

    8. Auckland: Coromandel, Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach Tour

    Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in a comfortable mini bus. From there you will be taken on a scenic drive through the New Zealand countryside as you head to the incredible Coromandel Peninsula. Your first stop will be Cathedral Cove, a spot featured in the film the Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Cathedral Cove is one of New Zealand's most famous and beautiful beaches, and is a must-do activity for any visitor to New Zealand. There are no roads to this beach, so you will need to take a 40-minute bush walk to get there. Once having arrived, you can take some time to relax, sunbathe, swim, play sport, or just enjoy the spectacular views. You will later have time for lunch at a great local restaurant where you can try some local food, and can even have a beer if you choose (food and drinks not included). Your next stop is the famous Hot Water Beach, where ...

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What people are saying about Coromandel Peninsula

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

This was such a lovely adventure. Friendly crew and we were so relaxed, hanging out on the bean bags and enjoying the magnificent scenery around us. The quick dip and snorkel was so cool, saw the most beautiful fish. And a hot cup of coffee with delicious home made banana bread to top it of...

A fantastic afternoon spent with great people! Matt and Charlotte were friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Great snorkelling in the bay and a wonderful view of Cathedral Cove. Fantastic hospitality all refund and would highly recommend to others

We had a fantastic half day trip with Matt as our captain. Best way to see this stunning coastline. Matt made it fun, informative and memorable for all the right reasons.

It felt like we rented our own boat. Snorkeling equipment is included and the guides were very, very, very nice! Can only be recommended!

This was a great experience. Very relaxing, beautiful scenery. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Highly recommended.